October 28, 2021

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At the end of the nightline of the line, students hear the discomfort of their peers

At the end of the nightline of the line, students hear the discomfort of their peers

Angry students, January 26, 2021, in Toulouse. – F. Schiber – Cipa

  • Since May 3, twenty student volunteers from the Nightline Association have been responding to other students who need to free their speech.
  • By phone or chat, the crisis line is open from 9pm to 2:30 pm.
  • Student volunteers are trained in active listening, anonymity, confidentiality, non-judgment and directing.

It’s like Student Friendship SOS. To give good support to this population which is strongly influenced in daily life Health crisis What ‘
Association Nightline For the student body in early May and opened the crisis line. The listening space found its audience
Toulouse Academy, With nearly 140,000 students and is one of the best student cities in France in many rankings.

Student volunteers who answer calls and chats from 9:00 pm to 2:30 pm maintain this crisis line, the service is available to the entire student body of Toulouse Academy, from university to preparatory classes, via BTS or Grand Ecoles.

Active listening training

Twenty students from the Toulouse branch answer their classmates on the other end of the phone or exchange them via the Internet, respecting anonymity and privacy, and are trained for thirty-five hours in active listening, without judgment and without direction.

About 70% of exchanges take place through chats. “Anyone can call, no problem. If we call the association there’s always a good reason,” assures Lily Bartom, a Nightline spokeswoman and student in Pink City. The 23 – year – old volunteer. They often talk to us about studies, friendships, love or family stress, but not much. Loneliness and loneliness ”.

Volunteers are needed

Volunteers thus ensure permanence on the campuses of the Kraus of Toulouse-Occitany and the Federal University of Toulouse Mid-Pyrenees, partners of this project. For Philip Rimbalt, President of the Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees, “The Nightline offer is a useful complement to the services of Toulouse Krause and the Federal University Simps to strengthen the listening and support of the community. Educational territory, including 20,000 students, in ten university towns in the academy outside Toulouse ”.

In the evening, the association, which records twenty calls, is looking for other volunteer students in Toulouse.

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